Nobody Told Me There Would Be Days Like These

  • Sat 19 Mar
  • Times
    3:00 pm
    All Ages
    • Free, Unticketed

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    Nobody Told Me There Would Be Days Like These

    In ‘Nobody Told Me There Would Be Days Like These', Anthony Haughey and Lauretta Igbosonu discuss their long-term collaboration and friendship since meeting eighteen years ago in the Mosney Direct Provision Centre.

    Anthony Haughey is Decade of Centenaries artist-in-residence in the National Museum of Ireland. Lauretta Igbosonu is a founding member of the Global Migration Collective.

    They met eighteen years ago outside Mosney Reception Centre, and have worked together since, producing video works, films, public art interventions, and performances.

    In their wider collaborations they have explored urgent questions in relation to migration and citizenship. In 2008 they produced the seminal artwork How to be a Model Citizen, performed by Lauretta on RTE’s The View.

    More recently they were awarded a public art commission by Fingal County Council to produce the film trilogy Assemble (2021).

    One of Anthony’s first projects for his residency was a collaboration with Lauretta and Nwanne Diuto Women’s Group, the resulting artwork, A Dress for Akunma, explored the museum’s collections and early forms of language in Ireland and Nigeria generating a transcultural dialogue.

    • Anthony Haughey

      Anthony Haughey is an artist and a lecturer in TU Dublin where he co-founded the Centre for Socially Engaged Practice Based Research. His artworks are represented in many important national and international public and private collections.

      In 2018 he was awarded a Fingal County Council Infrastructure public art commission together with his long-term collaborators The Global Migration Collective. In 2021 the resulting collaborative artwork, a film trilogy – Assemble was installed in RCC Letterkenny for the exhibition Turas and screened in the Ulster Museum for Belfast Film Festival.

      In 2020 The National Gallery of Ireland acquired his artworks Settlement and Citizen for their permanent collection. In 2021 he was awarded an artist residency with Artlink Fort Dunree. Recent exhibitions include Citizen Nowhere / Citizen Somewhere: The Imagined Nation, Crawford Gallery, Cork, Go Down Moses, curated by Teju Cole, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, Field Notes From the Border, a touring exhibition, and 21st Century Ireland in 21 Artworks, curated by Cristín Leach, Glebe Gallery, Donegal.